Carlo Ancelotti (Real Madrid coach): “I don’t think players think about the World Cup. It is clear that they are thinking of getting there. It’s completely normal, but you get to the World Cup well when you have continuity in the season. These are small things, really small things that we did not want to risk at an important moment, because it is better to lose Karim (Benzema) for a day or Modric for a match than for a month.
Injuries exist in football. If you don’t want to get hurt, I tell my guys: “You don’t want to get hurt? Stay on the sofa, you won’t get hurt, because it can happen to get injured in training.” It can happen that you hurt yourself during contact with a teammate. It can happen. Then you can’t do anything about it. And I don’t think the players are so worried about it because, in reality, at the moment, they all want to train. If someone says to me: “Look, I don’t want to train because I’m scared.” Stay at home. There are a lot of good movies and a lot of TV series. »